Our Spirulina is organically grown in the Hainan province, to the south of China, in a secluded rural area far from urban pollutants. The long hours of hot sunshine provide ideal conditions for the Spirulina, which thrive in warm, alkaline conditions. The Spirulina is cultivated in raceway ponds filled with pure filtered groundwater. The water is stirred to spread the nutrients and maintain a uniform temperature. After 1 – 2 months of growth, the Spirulina reaches its optical density and can be harvested for the first time. Subsequent harvests take place every 7 – 10 days.
For those people looking for a simple hit of Spirulina, it can be taken mixed into water, although many prefer to stir it into a fruit juice. Spirulina is a great inclusion to a smoothie and, if you’re feeling brave, it can even be added to sweet tasting desserts. If you’d prefer something savoury, try mixing it into a dip, salsa or pasta sauce for a welcome protein boost.